CHOOSE YOUR NEXT WASHER & DRYER SET
How is it even possible to make the right choice with all these features, brands, possibilities, and capacities? We gathered information, asked questions, and compared; we did our homework to help you better!
Choose Your Washer & Dryer Model
Washers and dryers have many options. Understanding the different features of each model will help you choose better.
Choosing your favourite finish and colour is key, but deciding what features best suit your lifestyle should come first.
We will cover as much as possible to help you.
This type of appliance is stylish and modern, but is it what you really need? A front-load washer has many benefits regarding the space it occupies. It can go under the counter since the door and controls are in the front. Think of that wide surface you could have to fold clothes and keep products within reach!
The front-load washer, which has an approximate capacity of 3 to 6 cu ft, tumbles clothes in shallow water. Since the tub does not require a complete fill, it is much more energy efficient than a top-load model. The tumbling process allows a delicate yet effective stubborn stain removal. It is gentler for fabrics and quieter than a washer with an agitator.
Several speed options provide a better spinning process and thus reduce clothes’ drying time. Another great way to save energy! Yes, the front-load washer is more expensive, but it will save you money over the years.
Another benefit we like about front-load washers; dryers can be stacked on top, which is perfect for smaller areas. If you need a washer for your apartment, or if you want to hide your appliances in a closet, well, there you go! That's for you!
Still very popular with our consumers, this model presents so many benefits. This washer requires less maintenance than a front-load model because it presents little risk of mould and odours. The normal wash cycle is shorter and lets you add clothes while still running (in case you forgot something!).
It is important to evaluate the space you have because a top-load washer is higher but has a smaller capacity (23 to 29 inches) than a front-load model (30 to 34 inches). Brands offer energy-efficient appliances because this type of washer requires more water than a front-load model. You want to look for Energy Star-certified™ models.
Models without an agitator (HE washers) use less water and allow more room for bulky items. The drum tumbles clothes and washes stains with efficiency and delicacy.
A washing machine with an agitator is an excellent pick for your budget. The movement of the agitator ensures a thorough and complete wash. Whether you live alone or your children have moved out, the top-load model is for you!
One appliance that washes and dries and saves space on top of that, we love that! Very convenient for an apartment, a small bathroom, a cabin, or simply for saving space! Everything is easily accessible since controls and doors are in the front.
Washers often steal the show, but let's pay attention to dryers, as they are just as important, especially if you share your life with athletes who wear smelly equipment and use 92 towels a week! What features should you be looking for on a dryer?
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Front-load washer and dryer sets have the same look. That is, with a modern porthole so your little one can watch Bunny get a makeover!
It is robust and opens forward and down. It prevents clean clothes from falling on the floor (if you have a shedding pet, this is definitely a plus for you!).
This door requires a little attention on your part; before purchase, check to see which side the door opens or if it can be installed on the opposite side. Remember to evaluate your space before going to the store. Also, make sure to keep bathroom traffic flowing when the dryer door is open.
What Is the Best Washer-Dryer Brand?
Of course, everything depends on your space constraints, your wishes, and your budget. But rest assured that the Meubles RD appliance department managers have developed unquestionable expertise over the years. They are committed to recommending products that will meet your needs and offering you, at all times, the best-renowned brands at the best prices.
Evaluate Your Needs for Your Next Washer & Dryer Set
What are all these buttons and functions for? Are they really that useful?
Let us shed some light on all these features to help you make the right decision!
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The different wash cycles range from delicate and normal to heavy for bulky items or heavily soiled clothes. You can also find an activewear cycle for an extra rinse to remove excess soap preventing fabric pores' blockage. Here's an important tip: avoid using fabric softener, as the fabrics will lose their breathability quality. This activewear cycle provides an extra rinse that removes detergent overflow, pet hair, and facial tissue debris.
For Laundry Addicts
There is also the whitest white cycle for obtaining the whitest whites; you will see the difference! And the colour cycle will preserve your clothing’s appearance. The fast wash function allows you to complete a cycle in 15 to 18 minutes; a gem for everyone in a hurry! The temperature control also features a sanitary cycle, where water is heated to a temperature as high as 67° (152°F), eliminating 99.9% of bacteria. You can choose the rinsing cycle water temperature as well as the spinning cycle speed. Sensors in the tank determine the needed settings to maximize cleaning while saving as much water as possible. Some models come with a steam cleaning cycle to remove odours, stubborn stains, and bacteria while getting your clothes wrinkle-free.
For the Techno-Savvy Consumers
We like the Wi-Fi connection, and so will you. It is possible to plan wash times with your cell phone. Remotely start, stop, and monitor your load. An anti-overflow, anti-foam and anti-flood device detects any malfunction or water mess. Your washer will stop filling in the event of a breakage, thus preventing damage. And the Wi-Fi connection will quickly notify you through your cell phone.
For Those Who Always Want More
Some front-load models feature an automatic detergent dispenser, taking only the amount needed for the current load. Some top-load washers have the handy feature of having a water station with a built-in faucet in the tub so you can rinse and pre-wash the clothes that need it!
Your New Washer Can Avoid Damages!
Do you have curious children who like to test things "just to see how it feels"? If so, we suggest you get a model with the door safety feature and locked controls when the washer is running!
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Most dryer models have different drying cycles, such as delicate, fast and wrinkle release. Steam drying is one of the additional functions that will surely get your attention. This cycle eliminates bad odours, wrinkles, and static.
There is also the humidity detection function. The dryer stops when clothes are almost completely dry, even if you had programmed a longer cycle, thus saving a lot of energy.
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The Wi-Fi connection and sanitation options are convenient additions. Receive notifications by phone and control everything remotely. Why sanitation? Do you remember the smelly sports gear? You want to have this feature on your dryer at that moment!
For Those Who Are Done with Ironing!
Do you wear shirts, blouses or any other garment requiring specific care? You will like the “Y” connection. Connected to the washer, hot water is transformed into a fine mist to provide a clean and satin finish look to your delicate high-maintenance garments. No more struggle with the board and iron!
Measure Your Space for Your New Appliances
It is important to determine where you want to install your new appliances. Why not make your laundry area in a closet if you live in a smaller space? Stacked models are highly suggested in these cases. Check the following details before going to the store if you want a side-by-side model:
-Access to the water valves
-Remaining space if you choose models with side-opening doors
-Placement of the appliances (basement? closet? bathroom?)
You have questions about these last points? Take a picture of your space and meet our specialists in-store. They will answer your questions with pleasure.
Which Side Should the Washer and Dryer Door Open?
Check the door opening or if it can be installed on the opposite side to suit your space best.
Why Add a Pedestal to Your Washer and Dryer?
But, What Exactly Is a Pedestal?
A pedestal will raise your appliances for more comfort and provide additional storage space. You will surely appreciate the pedestal if you suffer from frequent back pain. Let's talk about this storage space; large drawer for detergent bottles, fabric softener sheet boxes, iron, and all!
5 Ways to Properly Maintain Your Appliances
It’s no secret; appliances need maintenance for long-term preservation and proper functioning. Here are our best tips to enjoy your appliances even longer.
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It is important to use the proper type of laundry detergent. Front-load washers require a high-efficiency (HE) soap type. Check the dosage to avoid excess lather and soap residue. Come and visit our section, and why not try detergent strips; you will save a lot of money while doing something significant for the environment.
The ultimate tip for fighting moisture is to leave the door and soap dispenser drawer ajar when you are not using your washer.
Wipe the door seal and tub with a damp cloth after each load.
It is suggested to clean your washer once a month; some models may even remind you when to do it. All it takes of our cleaning products is a few caps of soap, a cleaning cycle, followed by a spin cycle, and your washer will be like new!
Your dryer requires maintenance as well. It is important to dry clean the lint filter after each use. That will help improve the performance of your appliance while preventing fire hazards.
Please refer to the information provided by the appliance supplier for specific maintenance tips.
Reduce Your Appliance
Nowadays, appliances are ENERGY STAR qualified. This acronym guarantees that your appliance consumes 20% less energy than current federal government standards require. The Energuide label, on the other hand, allows you to know the average annual consumption of your new appliance.
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WITH YOUR WASHER & DRYER SET
Visit us in-store or contact our online consultants for more information.
One more important step to consider before proceeding with the purchase; make sure you have all the necessary parts (fittings, stacking kits). Visit our parts and accessories section to find everything you need.
WE RECYCLE YOUR APPLIANCES
Sustainable development is one of Meubles RD's values. That's why we have created an individual recovery program for appliances and air conditioners authorized by Recyc-Québec. Thanks to our repair shop and partner PureSphera, we evaluate the potential for remarketing and try to give a second life to recovered devices. End-of-life devices are disposed of in a safe and eco-responsible manner. Our repair shop responsibly disposes of other devices. If you also want to reduce your environmental footprint, make a request when scheduling your delivery, and we will be happy to pick up your old washer or dryer.
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